There’s nothing better than the spiritual connection one makes with the body and mind during a yoga session. Well, maybe getting into heaven.
Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler is asking for Christians everywhere to avoid yoga because of its spiritual attachments and Eastern roots, which he claims isn’t the pathway to God.
If you have ever tried to tell a yogi that yoga is just strengthening and stretching the body, you were most likely met with gushing about the spirituality and mind-body connection of it all- but not one word mentioned about religion. Yoga is, in fact, derived from Eastern religions, but does that mean it’s “un-Christian”?
Mohler said he objects to “the idea that the body is a vehicle for reaching consciousness with the divine….That’s just not Christianity.” (more…)